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Can Real build on Saturday’s victory?

Published: January 29, 2018

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Real’s 4-1 win over Valencia wasn’t perfect, but it’s a confidence boost. PLUS: Liverpool’s defence fails again, Barca win despite Philippe Coutinho’s subdued start and Michy Batshuayi deserves a shot at Chelsea. Marcotti’s Musings »


Better deal for Man United?

Published: January 22, 2018

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Alexis Sanchez and Henrikh Mkhitaryan swapped clubs; who got a better deal? Man United’s squad get an instant upgrade but Sanchez’s wages could unsettle others. Mkhitaryan, meanwhile, must seize his latest chance


Football’s widening wealth gap

Published: January 17, 2018

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Football has always had its rich and poor, its Man Uniteds and Huddersfields. But the reality is that more than ever, there’s a glass ceiling; the rich are getting richer and the merely well-off are being left behind


Liverpool vs. Man City lived up to hype, Real in free-fall, Wenger woe

Published: January 15, 2018

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Not every game lives up the hype, especially the incessant, percussive kind where commentators and pundits go out of their way to


Anger rising in Premier League

Published: January 7, 2018

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Football in England always used to have a purity compared to its peers.


Mind the gap, Premier League?

Published: December 11, 2017

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Sunday’s Manchester derby really showed the gulf between City and United. Now, Man City are 11 points clear in the title race


Arsenal, Man United defensive issues; PSG stunned, Barca and Madrid held

Published: December 4, 2017

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As games go, Arsenal vs.


What to expect at the World Cup draw

Published: November 30, 2017

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It’s unlikely a group of four top nations will be drawn together at the World Cup. But there could still be some major matchups selected in Moscow on Friday when the final draw is made. But what could happen


Arsenal must do more to convince

Published: November 20, 2017

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Fitness and tactics won the North London derby but can Arsenal kick on? Elsewhere, derby day in Madrid was ‘won’ by Barcelona, Paul Pogba boosted Man United, Juventus slumped and Valencia won again


Italy have themselves to blame

Published: November 13, 2017

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Italy need to play the FIFA rankings game but it won’t help them vs. Sweden.


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